“There’s a very strange woman next door,” they say.
“A very strange woman indeed.”
“She has a cat.”
“And a dog.”
“There’s the rat.”
“I saw a frog!”
“A very strange woman, I concede.”

The woman lived alone for some time, you see.
Very lonely indeed she’d been.
Rescued a cat.
Bought a dog.
Caught the rat,
And found a frog!
They’re the happiest family you’ve seen.

And, how do we know they’re so happy?
This different menagerie.
Snuggle the cat.
Pet the dog.
Fuss the rat.
Kiss the frog!
The “strange woman” you see, is me.

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    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    You are strangely beautiful the way you are, Emily.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Emily O'Leary
    2 years ago

    You’re welcome. Well, that is the perfect thing to do.

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    2 years ago

    Love this Emily. You writing about you, or me?? ?

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    2 years ago

    A very clever little rhyme Emily, that skips along and can’t help putting a smile on the face. Loved it!

    Linda Rock
    Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
    Reply to  Emily O'Leary
    2 years ago

    I have to admit, your mum did come to mind as I read it!  ? 

    Eric Radcliffe
    Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
    2 years ago

    Hi Emily, This reminds me of the ditties, and small rhyming songs my sister and her friends used to sing as they skipped together ?. I loved it.

    Daisy Blacklock
    Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
    2 years ago

    A lovely story that puts a smile on my face.

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    2 years ago

    Emily, I love this! It is very lighthearted and the protagonist sounds very content with her lifestyle and animals around her. Well done.

    Christer Norrlof
    Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
    2 years ago

    This sounds like one of the classical English children’s rhyming stories, Emily. You should create your own book of nursery rhymes. I love this one! It’s very poetic, surprising in a fun way, and has a great rhythm to it.

    Eduardo Olivares
    Eduardo Olivares(@eduardo-olivares)
    2 years ago

    Poetry for the tired at heart/ for the anxious ones/ poetry is all there is/ if into love/
    we embark

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